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Old 02-03-2017, 10:51 PM
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I've been in search of this card forever. I finally found one. It arrived today.

Tommy Burns, 1908 Ogden's
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:49 PM
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Is Burns tough?

One thing I love about this hobby is how little I really know. Relatively speaking, I know a lot after 40+ years collecting, but compared to the total information out there, not so much. I was roving through eBay and came across this:



I didn't even know he had a candy bar. I am a bit surprised, actually, since the candy products I'd seen before were all related to heavyweights: Dempsey, Ali, etc. Then again, his WWII stature was huge. I researched it a bit and found this from a review of one of his biographies:

"By early March 1943, his beaming, gap-toothed smile was once again on the front pages of newspapers across the nation. He was at a new apex of his fame, the accolades for Corporal Barney Ross (USMC) eclipsing even the glow of his lightweight and welterweight championship glory. His face was on Ringside bubblegum cards; he even had a Barney Ross candy bar."

OK the timing on the Ringside is a bit off but the candy bar as a WWII item is confirmed.

A little more on Ross, from Wikipedia:

He served with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines during the Battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. One night, he and three other comrades were trapped under enemy fire. All four were wounded; Ross was the only one able to fight. Ross gathered his comrades' rifles and grenades and single-handedly fought nearly two dozen Japanese soldiers over an entire night, killing them all by morning. Two of the Marines died, but he carried the third on his shoulders to safety; the other man weighed 230 lb (104 kg) compared to Ross' 140 lb (64 kg). Ross was awarded America's third highest military honor, the Silver Star, as well as a presidential citation. As one of America's greatest "celebrity" war heroes, he was honored by President Roosevelt in a Rose Garden ceremony. He was also awarded the Edward J. Neil Trophy as "the outstanding boxer of 1942" by the Boxing Writers Association of New York.
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:30 PM
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Never saw that before either Adam. Cool piece.

Here's my favorite Barney Ross related war image.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:25 AM
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Is Burns tough?
Yes, it's pretty tough. I've been looking for a Burns Ogden's for 2 & 1/2 years. Much longer than I anticipated.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:14 PM
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Picked up this pair of plastic cards produced by Adidas for an Adidas' Italian website advertising promotion. From numbering, there are at least 4 cards in the set. In addition to the Ali card, the other card is David Beckham. The Wayback Machine archives the URL on the card from 2004-2005, so the cards should have been produced during that time period.
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:40 PM
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Picked up this cabinet of Martin "Farmer" Burns recently.



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Old 02-12-2017, 12:29 PM
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Not a boxing card collector but have been looking for one of these for some time.
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Pickup up an unperforated pair of 1951 Topps Ringside Boxing cards of Gene Stanlee (wrestler) and Bob Satterfield.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:20 PM
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That is a great card, Peter. One of his best looking early ones.
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Nice Jeff what size is the photo?
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